At Marmalade Trust we rely on our team of volunteers to enable the smooth running of the charity, and to make our Christmas day lunches so special. Without our dedicated group of friendly, hardworking volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to run events or provide Christmas day lunches for people who are otherwise on their own.

We are looking for people from Bristol or South Gloucestershire who are able to spare a few hours to help us make Christmas special for lonely and isolated people.

Over the Christmas period we have even more roles supporting our fundraising activities, as well as driving our guests to and from Christmas day lunches, and helping out on the day itself. We also have volunteer roles available throughout the year to support the administration and marketing of the charity.

Click below to download a role description and if you would like to volunteer please complete the online form.

Marmalade Driver

Marmalade Drivers are the people who make Christmas day so special for our guests. You’ll be in-charge of making sure our guests get to and from the venue on time, providing a friendly face on the day.

You must have use of your own car to apply for this role.

Click here to download the role description

Click here to apply online

Click here to download a word version of the application form

Work based Volunteering

Are you a social media wiz, a design genius or even a highly organised administrator? At Marmalade Trust we’re keen to hear from skilled professionals who are looking to gain experience in an up and coming charity.

In return for a few hours each week supporting our head office functions, you’ll receive:

  • Experience working in a rapidly growing charity
  • The opportunity to utilise your skills for a meaningful cause
  • Ongoing support and training where necessary
  • A professional reference to go on your CV

If you have a skills to share then we’d love to hear from you.

Listen to Kelly talking on BBC Breakfast about volunteering with Marmalade Trust:

Volunteer form

Personal Information

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Address (required)

Postcode (required)

Tel number: (required)

Next of Kin (required)

Do you have a current DBS? (previously known as CRB?)

Anything else you think we should know? (including specific skills/areas of interest etc)

For Drivers:

Car type:



Volunteering options

Please tick all things below that interest you…

Christmas Day:

Lead Marmalade VolunteerChristmas Day DriverMarmalade Buddy:

Other volunteering opportunities:

Help us to raise funds for Christmas and events (e.g. organising a cake sale; making decorations etc)Raise awareness of Marmalade TrustHelp us to organise events – planning etc.Other – do you have a specialist interest or skill?